Writer pens damning blog post in wake of US election result

Game Of Thrones writer George RR Martin has issued a damning response to Donald Trump’s US election win, writing: “Winter is coming. I told you so.”

In a blog post titled ‘President Pussygrabber’ yesterday, the author wrote of news that the billionaire TV personality will be the 45th President of the United States: “There are really no words for how I feel this morning,”

He added: “America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not. Trump was the least qualified candidate ever nominated by a major party for the presidency. Come January, he will become the worst president in American history, and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage.”

“And the decimated Democrats, a minority in both House and Senate, do not have the power to hinder him. Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse.”

“Winter is coming. I told you so.”

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Martin is thought to still be writing his much-delayed next novel, The Winds of Winter. The forthcoming book will be the sixth and penultimate novel in the author’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, of which A Game Of Thrones was the first.

Previous instalment, A Dance with Dragons, was published in July 2011 and the latest sixth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones was the first time that the TV show overtook the novel series.

Game Of Thrones season 7 will receive its TV premiere in summer 2017.

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